Macon GA Workers Compensation Attorneys at Powers Law Group have the experience to handle your denied Workers Compensation claim case and fight for your rights. Being injured on the job is emotionally and physically draining. Not only do you have to go through the pain and suffering that the injury caused, but facing the expensive medical bills without an income would emotionally stress out any one. It becomes worse when your claim is denied and the situation can become even more stressful, which can hinder a healthy recovery. You must report the injury to supervisor or owner of the business within 30 days of the occurrence to be eligible for benefits. A claim must be filed with the Board in Atlanta within one (1) year of the injury. An injured worker will receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage in workers compensation benefits if the authorized physician takes them out of work.
When a workers compensation claim is denied, the injured worker will receive a letter. You should consult an attorney who specializes in this area of the law. Usually the claim will be turned down unless all facts are proven. Disability benefits are not owed to the injured worker until one has been out of work for seven (7) consecutive days. The insurance company has twenty (21) days to investigate the claim before paying the injured worker for lost time. The injured worker is owed $.40 per mile for mileage going to the doctor, therapy or to get their medications. If you do not have reliable transportation, the injured worker can have the insurer transport them to the doctor. The injured worker is not responsible for any co-payments or out of pocket expenses while receiving benefits for an on the job injury.
You can receive benefits from being out of work up to 400 weeks from the date of accident. If your case is declared Catastrophic, then you can petition the Board to lift the cap and receive lifetime workers compensation benefits. Powers Law Group can ensure that all facts of the case are presented in a proper manner so that you do not waste time and you receive your benefits.